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Dave Cieslewicz

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d more

Opinion 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

“Kicking Ass Every Day” was the first one. Now it’s “Kicking Voters Off The Polls Every Day.” more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Paul Ryan clearly loathed Donald Trump. He had the chance to stand up to the president, saving the country and his own party at the same time. But he didn’t. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Anger is energizing; Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate; Democrats should advance their most boring candidate to run against Walker in November. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The momentum for gun control is growing. And more people are daring to call for the obvious — repeal of the constitutional amendment that has been distorted and exploited by the NRA. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The duties of the state treasurer have been systematically eliminated for years. But the treasurer plays an important role in preserving school libraries and public lands. more

Opinion

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David Michael Miller

It’s only childish political grievances between the state’s top three Republican leaders that will prolong the misery at Lincoln Hills. more

Citizen Dave

Among politicians, it’s called earned media. And one way to earn media is through political stunts. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows that northern Wisconsin residents are not thrilled with the Foxconn deal, believing it will mainly benefit the Milwaukee area. Gov. Scott Walker’s divide-and-conquer political strategy could backfire on him more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says that law-abiding gun owners “don’t go out and shoot up schools.” He’s wrong. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

There have been 18 shootings on school grounds since the first of the year. But the most recent shooting in Florida might be a turning point. That’s because the Columbine generation is coming of age. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Charisma is overrated. What about finding a Democratic candidate for governor who respects law over personal agendas and grudges? more

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The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

What started out as an experiment to see if I could do without football just became a way of life. There is nothing more threatening to the NFL than if millions of fans reach the same conclusion. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Like Bernie Sanders, Paul Soglin is appealing to progressives because he is blunt and somewhat aggressive. But Soglin’s anti-war protesting days could come back to haunt him in a general election. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. When it comes to raising money, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. more

Citizen Dave 10 Comments

Rep. Evan Goyke, a Democrat from Milwaukee, wrote the blueprint for closing the troubled youth prison Lincoln Hills. Does he have the roadmap back to power for Wisconsin Democrats? more

Opinion 1 Comments

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

While Gov. Scott Walker bashes Madison for political points, his administration spends millions to attract millennials to the capital city. The irony is painfully apparent. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

"The Crown," the PBS drama that follows Queen Elizabeth after the death of her father, explores something alien to our current times: the value not of individuality, but of obligation to a broader community and a national purpose. more

Citizen Dave

Citizen Dave predicts the Supreme Court will strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering law, Walker will lose and Baldwin will win. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The greeting was meant to be inclusive and a way to avoid offending anyone. But now you can start WWIII just by saying it. more

Opinion 5 Comments